Court allows Waymo to keep ‘incident’ data under wraps, so what are they hiding?

Being a passenger in a self-driving taxi sounds cool and all, but it can also be uncomfortable — and even terrifying. Sometimes robotaxis freak out and get confused.  Wouldn’t you want to know what happened in those instances? Well, you can’t. At least, regarding Waymo.  On Tuesday, the California Superior Court in Sacramento ruled that Alphabet’s Waymo can keep crucial safety and crash data about its autonomous vehicles secret. What’s the story? In January, Waymo sued the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), to prevent the agency from disclosing what it considers “trade secrets.” According to the lawsuit, in October…

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